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Not all heroes wear capes
I wear a scarf

~ from ‘Superhero’ by Gabrielle, Year 10, Riverside High School (TAS)
Shortlisted (Secondary), Poetry Object 2019

A new universe of Poetry Object has arrived!

Red Room Poetry is excited to be partnering in Australia with Copyright Agency to launch a regeneration of Poetry Object in 2020 and beyond.

Red Room Poetry Object is Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people and their teachers. Poetry Object ignites imaginations by inviting poems inspired by treasured, curious, everyday, extraordinary, interplanetary, or talismanic objects.

We're creating a new space for poets to shape the worlds around them. From the memory of galactic stones to sneakers that glow in the dark, the satellites of mobile phones and comets of things past – a first tooth, a red ballet shoe, fake vampire fangs, a stamp collection holding secret light – we're looking for poets and poems that voice the hidden histories of special objects and talismans that we keep close through the orbit of our lives. 

Submissions open: Saturday 21 March 2020, 9:00am
Submissions close: Friday 22 May 2020, 5:00pm

Terms and Conditions
Prizes and Judging

 

Poetry Object New Zealand 2020 is a stand alone competition this year with the winners to be announced on New Zealand National Poetry Day, Friday 21 August. 

Submissions open: Saturday 21 March 2020, 9:00am
Submissions close: Friday 22 May 2020, 5:00pm

Terms and Conditions 
Prizes and Judging

 

 

Explore Poetry Object Resources

Delve into a free series of ClickView Animations and Learning Resources for Poetry Object.

We collaborated with ClickView to create a series of animated clips and free resources exploring alliteration, imagery, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification and simile. Inspired by Poetry Object, these resources support Years 3-6 curriculum outcomes.

Explore the series

 

 

 

An EPAA award-winning classroom resource inspired by Poetry Object.

Bring poetry to life with 40 activity cards that support students' creative writing, reading, speaking and listening across curriculum stages. Includes a free digital resource. Created by Red Room Poetry in partnership with the Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

Buy now

 

Partners and Supporters

Red Room Poetry Object is generously supported by Oranges & Sardines Foundation, Craig & Joy Lawn and our partners: